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Year 5

Teacher: Miss Lilley, Mr Garbett
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Delahaye, Mrs Rowe, Mrs Loader, Mrs Wake and Mrs White

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to Year 5! We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and had a good chance to relax, ready to come back raring to go! We had such a good time last term, looking at the Greeks and Space so we are really excited to be back.

Changes this term:

  • Our topic is now ‘The Anglo Saxons’ – The group of people living in Britain after the Romans left but before the Normans invaded. It is a great era of history to explore, especially since so many events happened in Somerset
  • We are swimming every Thursday at 10:00am. The coach leaves from school so there is nothing extra you need to do other than make sure you have your swimming kit.
  • New sports clubs are being run after school starting on Monday 8th January.
  • There are more games and links on our Year 5 kids’ zone. All your old favourites are still there though.


If you have any interesting Anglo Saxon knowledge, photos or artefacts, please do let your child bring them in to share with the class, as this really makes our topic come alive and gives the children lots of great ideas.


Things to remember:


  • Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested on Friday


  • Our  reading records will be checked on Friday. There will be rewards for reading 3 or more times a week


  • Our P.E lessons will still be on a Wednesday


  • Swimming lessons will be on a Thursday, so everyone will sleep well Thursday night

We have our Viking boat day competition. If you can come along on Wednesday 21st of March in the morning to build boats with us, that would be amazing!


Skills we will be covering in this half term:

Red = Initial Year 5 Skills

Green = End of Year 5 Skills

Purple = Working beyond Year 5 Skills

Black = Skills for everyone to achieve

English:     Fiction –  Story Writing

  • To use reading as an inspiration for writing, including stylistic, grammar, layout and language elements
  • To explore a range of planning strategies, deciding which are most appropriate to the task
  • To create extended piece, including creating a longer piece of writing over several days
  • To write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed
  • To use a wide range of vocabulary in writing to avoid repetition
  • To use inverted commas mostly correctly
  • To use speech punctuation with new lines for each speaker
  • To integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action

Maths:      Multiplication and Fractions

To multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using a formal written method

To multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts

To solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these

To identify and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction represented  (including tenths and hundredths)

To add fractions with denominators that are multiples of the same number

To subtract fractions with denominators that are multiples of the same number

To add and subtract fractions with different denominators using the concept of equivalent fractions

Science:     Forces – Friction (with water, air and land resistance) [Pay good attention to this one because this will really help you with your Viking boat building]

To explain how unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the object

To recognise that some mechanisms, including leavers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

To recognise some positive and negative implications of air resistance

To understand that forces can make things begin to move, get faster or slow down

To know that friction can slow down or stop moving objects

To explain how water resistance effects objects and link this to air resistance

To accurately measure the size of a force

 PE:      Gymnastics and Swimming

To adapt my performance in light of what is going on around me

To perform in a skilled and controlled way across familiar activities

To show resilience when acquiring new skills

To give others constructive feedback explaining how it will improve their performance

To compare different performances saying why they are successful and how the can be improved

RE:     Why do religious books and teachings matter? 

This unit explores how religions and beliefs express values and commitments in a variety of written forms, and how value is attached to those writings.


If you have any questions or problems, feel free to come and talk to us before or after school.


Thank you for all of your support, I know we are going to continue to have a great year.


The Year 5 team


Our Teachers

Miss C Lilley

Class Teacher


Mr D Garbett

Class Teacher


Mrs P Delahaye

Learning Support Assistant / HLTA

Mrs L Rowe

Learning Support Assistant

Miss T Loader

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs M White

Learning Support Assistant/HLTA

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